Daily Archives July 15, 2020

Since my new KelbyOne.com class was just released, Architectural Photography: Market. Shoot. Edit. I’ve decided to write about my journey to becoming an Architectural Photographer. 

It started back in college when I was taking drafting and civil engineering classes in hopes of transferring to an architecture program somewhere. That’s not where I discovered I was horrible at math, but that’s where it really started to annoy me. So, I jumped to graphic design, where I excelled. The rest is history, well, not exactly.

While a creative director for a couple of ad agencies and companies over the years, I still loved buildings. It wasn’t until I got deeper into photography that I realized I could merge my love for buildings and my love for photography. So, I did.

I started small by going around photographing buildings to put together some sort of a portfolio. That allowed me to show an acquaintance, who was the new business coordinator for an architectural firm, some of the images I was taking. She hired me for one job, then two. Then she left for another firm. See where I’m going here?

Now I had two clients, then three. But my biggest break came when I did something out of the norm. This was the turning point for my career. 

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